• Blue Water War

  • The Maritime Struggle in the Mediterranean and Middle East, 1940–1945
  • By: Brian E. Walter
  • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • 3.0 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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For three millennia, the Mediterranean Sea served as the center of western civilization and the scene of many colossal wars and naval battles. In the early summer of 1940, this ancient body of water again played host to a new and extensive conflict as the Kingdom of Italy challenged Britain for dominance within the region. With France on the verge of collapse and Britain facing the prospect of imminent invasion, the Italians hoped to re-establish control over the Mediterranean. The only thing standing in their way was the heavily outnumbered British Mediterranean Fleet and the equally outnumbered British ground and air forces present in the region.

Blue Water War tells the story of this epic struggle. This was a prolonged and colossal conflict waged at differing times against the combined forces of Italy, Germany, and Vichy France in the Mediterranean and Middle East. Utilizing a variety of weapons, including surface warships, submarines, and aircraft along with sizable merchant fleets, the British and their subsequent American partners maintained vital seaborne lines of communication, conducted numerous amphibious landings, interdicted Axis supply activities, and eventually eliminated all semblances of Axis maritime power within the theater. In turn, these actions facilitated multiple Allied victories that helped secure the defeat of the European Axis.

©2022 Brian E. Walter (P)2022 Tantor
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I was disappointed in this book. It really wasn't necessary to discuss the role of the Mediterranean's importance in history and the naval battles thereon before WW2 as much as he did. Also, I had expected/hoped for more information about the navies and strategy/battles than was given. Narrator did a good job.